General Race Information

Q. When is the race?

A. The race will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2017. The four mile run start time will be at approximately 8:52 a.m., immediately followed by the one mile walk. We suggest all participants arrive between 7:30 and 8 a.m. on race day.

Q. Where is the race?

A. The race will begin and finish at the Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center at 1145 Olentangy River Road. The start line will be located adjacent to Gowdy Field.

Q: How do we start?

A. Four mile runners need to locate their expected minute per mile corral in the starting area. One mile walkers will locate their corral at the end of the four mile corrals. Each corral will be released several minutes after the last corral. This helps ensure a safe start to the event. See Staging Map for more illustration.

Q. What is a corral start?

A. We have established a corral system to allow the field of participants to spread out nicely along the course route. Corrals have been established based on expected minutes per mile pace. If you are a faster runner, you will select a corral towards the front, and those who are slower or plan to walk should be towards the rear. The corrals will go one after another and your start time will not begin until you cross the starting line.

Example: If you typically run/walk a mile in ten minutes and 30 seconds, you will locate the signs that read 10:01 – 11:00 minute and stage in that location.

Q. Will there be water on the course?

A. For the four miler runners and walkers, there will be three aid stations at approximately each mile for you to get a drink of water and stay hydrated. Please make certain you hydrate well before the start of the event.

Q. Are there restrooms at the event and on the course?

A. Yes. Portable restrooms will be located near the start/finish area and near mile two on the course.

Q. Is my registration fee tax-deductible?

A. There is a $15 goods and services value per registered participant. This portion is not tax-deductible; however your registration fee above this amount and any additional donation you make above the entry fee is considered a charitable contribution and is tax-deductible. Participants who registered online received an emailed tax acknowledgement outlining these amounts.

Q. What is included in the registration fee?

A. You will get a race number, a Step Up for Stefanie’s Champions shirt, a goody bag and a great feeling!

Q. How will I receive my race packet including t-shirt?

A. Participants can pick up their packet in advance of the run or walk during designated times at Road Runner Sports 535 Lakeview Plaza Boulevard, Worthington, OH  43085 or the Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center at 1145 Olentangy River Road, Columbus,OH 43212. Please note the packet pickup dates and times in the next section.

**If you are part of a corporate team, check with the team captain to see if special arrangements for packet pickup have been made!**

Q. When is packet pickup?

A.  Packet pickup for Step Up for Stefanie’s Champions will take place at Road Runner Sports, 535 Lakeview Plaza Boulevard, Worthington, OH 43085.  Please note the following dates and times:

  • Saturday, April 15: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

  • Monday, April 17: 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

B. Packet pickup for Step Up for Stefanie’s Champions will take place on the first floor of the Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center, 1145 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH 43212 during the following dates and times:

  • Wednesday, April 19: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

**If you are part of a corporate team, check with the team captain to see if special arrangements for packet pickup have been made!**

Q. I selected to have my run or walk timed. Do I get a special timing device?

A. Yes. Attached to the back of your race bib will be a timing sensor that will record your start and finish. It is important that you wear the race bib on the outside of your clothing in front.

Q. How can I become a volunteer?

A. The success of Step Up for Stefanie’s Champions depends heavily on the support we receive from our volunteers in the months leading up to the walk/run and on event day. There are many ways you can get involved, for more information, visit http://go.osu.edu/StepUpVolunteer2017.

Q. Are pets and strollers allowed at the event?

A. Pets are prohibited from the event, but strollers are permitted.

Q. What if it rains?

A. The OSUCCC – James holds the right to cancel or change the date or location of the walk/run in its sole discretion, including in the circumstance of extreme weather. It is likely, however, that the event will happen rain or shine. Please dress accordingly.

Q. Where will I park for the event?

A. There are several parking locations available near the start at the Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center. Recommended parking lots are the public parking lots located at the Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center and south of the Breast Center off Olentangy River Road at Time Warner and Ohio State’s Eye & Ear Institute. We have secured overflow parking directly across from the start line entrance off W. Third Avenue at the Columbus Fish Market and at the Giant Eagle Market District approximately 0.25 mile west on W. 3rd Ave. Please note we expect parking lots to fill quickly so please arrive early to allow you plenty of time to park and get to the start line. The following is a general guideline of when we anticipate lots filling up:

(A) Main Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center parking Lot – expected FULL lot: 7:45 a.m.

(B) Time Warner Lot – expected FULL lot: 8 a.m.

(C) Ohio State Eye and Ear Institute Lot – expected FULL lot: 8:10 a.m.

(D) Lot D – arrival after 8:10 a.m. – park at lot across W. 3rd Ave from entrance of Breast Center – Miller’s Columbus Ale House/Columbus Fish Market lots

(E) Giant Eagle Market District – arrival after 8:10 a.m. – park in Northeast section of parking lot. Approximately 0.2 mile from Breast Center.

Entrance to Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center from W. 3rd Ave will close at 7:30 a.m. Access to the main parking lot at the Breast Center after that will be off Olentangy River Rd.

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OSUCCC – James Development Office


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